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ISSUE 119 VOL 18 PUBLISHED 4/28/2006


Laughing at politicians' expense: Franken critiques government with humor, experience

Values will help Democrats regain political control in America, said satirist and political activist Al Franken last Friday in the Pause.

Senate Vice President steps down

Student Senate President-Elect Vanessa Witt ‘07 announced this week that her running mate Evan Klefsaas ’08 has stepped down. Witt chose Matt Stortz ’07 to take Klefsaas’ place.

Proposal paused

At last Thursday's Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meeting, Curriculum and Education Policies Committee (CEPC) Senator Tyler Hauger '08 made two proposals regarding the affirmation of St. Olaf as a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) campus community. If approved by the Senate, one proposal would affirm and support making St. Olaf a RIC community, and the other would request that the Board of Regents create a working group to discuss the possibility of giving St. Olaf the RIC label.

Tuition discussed

With next year’s estimated tuition checking in at $28,200, and the comprehensive fee sitting at $35,600, many students are probably wondering why the cost of a college education keeps going up. In a panel organized by the Board of Regents Student Committee (BORSC), Vice President and Treasurer Alan Norton tried to explain the rising cost of tuition and allay some student fears in Viking Theater last Thursday.

Roomdraw presents surprises

Students drawing next year’s rooms last week split with tradition. Pods in Ytterboe Residence Hall for both men and women went to junior and senior groups, junior and senior men took all of the sextets in Larson and Mohn Residence Halls, and junior women took rooms in Mellby Residence Hall over Thorson Residence Hall.

Thomforde reflects on favorites, accomplishments

When President Christopher Thomforde came to St. Olaf from Bethany College in Kansas in January 2001, several things immediately struck him: he admired the beauty of the campus and its general atmosphere. "The whole life of the college was so filled with promise," he said. "I felt that St. Olaf could be an exemplary institution."

Mess Poll
How do you feel about the recent news of a tuition increase?
This is news to me.
I am a senior. Thank god.
I'd feel better about it if a more adequate explanation was provided.
It's routine and expected. What gives?
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